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Discover Biology Shin • 6th Edition • 978-0393936728

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Ch.1 - The Nature of Science and the Characteristics of Life

Scientific Method Experimental Design Introduction to Biology Characteristics of Life Life's Organizational Hierarchy

Ch.2 - The Chemistry of Life

Atoms- Smallest Unit of Matter Isotopes Introduction to Chemical Bonding Covalent Bonds Noncovalent Bonds Ionic Bonding Hydrogen Bonding Introduction to Water Properties of Water- Cohesion and Adhesion Properties of Water- Density Properties of Water- Thermal Properties of Water- The Universal Solvent Acids and Bases pH Scale Carbon Functional Groups Introduction to Biomolecules Monomers & Polymers Carbohydrates Proteins Lipids Nucleic Acids

Ch.3 - Cell Structures and Internal Compartments

Microscopes Prokaryotic & Eukaryotic Cells Introduction to Eukaryotic Organelles Endomembrane System: Protein Secretion Endomembrane System: Digestive Organelles Mitochondria & Chloroplasts Endosymbiotic Theory Introduction to the Cytoskeleton

Ch.4 - Cell Membranes, Transport, and Communication

Biological Membranes Types of Membrane Proteins Passive vs. Active Transport Concentration Gradients and Diffusion Introduction to Membrane Transport Simple and Facilitated Diffusion Active Transport Osmosis Endocytosis and Exocytosis Cell Junctions

Ch.5 - Energy, Metabolism, and Enzymes

Introduction to Energy Laws of Thermodynamics Introduction to Metabolism ATP Enzymes Enzyme Activation Energy Enzyme Binding Factors

Ch.6 - Photosynthesis and Cellular Respiration

Introduction to Photosynthesis Leaf & Chloroplast Anatomy Stages of Photosynthesis Light Reactions of Photosynthesis Calvin Cycle Review of Photosynthesis Introduction to Cellular Respiration Glycolysis Pyruvate Oxidation Krebs Cycle Electron Transport Chain Chemiosmosis Review of Aerobic Cellular Respiration Fermentation & Anaerobic Respiration

Ch.7 - Cell Division

Introduction to Cell Division Organization of DNA in the Cell Introduction to the Cell Cycle Interphase Phases of Mitosis Cytokinesis Review of the Cell Cycle Homologous Chromosomes Introduction to Meiosis Meiosis I Meiosis II Mitosis & Meiosis Review Genetic Variation During Meiosis

Ch.9 - Patterns of Inheritance

Introduction to Mendel's Experiments Genotype vs. Phenotype Mendel's Experiments Mendel's Laws Punnett Squares Monohybrid Crosses Test Crosses Dihybrid Crosses Incomplete Dominance vs. Codominance Epistasis Non-Mendelian Genetics

Ch.10 - Chromosomes and Human Genetics

Pedigrees Autosomal Inheritance Sex-Linked Inheritance

Ch.11 - DNA and Genes

The Griffith Experiment The Hershey-Chase Experiment Discovering the Structure of DNA Meselson-Stahl Experiment DNA Repair Genomes

Ch.12 - From Gene to Protein

Central Dogma Introduction to Transcription Steps of Transcription Eukaryotic RNA Processing and Splicing Introduction to Types of RNA Genetic Code Introduction to Translation Steps of Translation Post-Translational Modification Review of Transcription vs. Translation Mutations Introduction to Regulation of Gene Expression Prokaryotic Gene Regulation via Operons The Lac Operon Glucose's Impact on Lac Operon The Trp Operon Review of the Lac Operon & Trp Operon Introduction to Eukaryotic Gene Regulation Eukaryotic Chromatin Modifications Eukaryotic Transcriptional Control Eukaryotic Post-Transcriptional Regulation Eukaryotic Post-Translational Regulation

Ch.13 - DNA Technology

Introduction to DNA-Based Technology Introduction to DNA Cloning Steps to DNA Cloning Introduction to Polymerase Chain Reaction The Steps of PCR Gel Electrophoresis Southern Blotting DNA Fingerprinting Introduction to DNA Sequencing Dideoxy Sequencing

Ch.14 - How Evolution Works

Descent with Modification Genetic Variation

Ch.15 - The Origin of Species


Ch.16 - The Evolutionary History of Life

History of Life on Earth Phylogeny

Ch.17 - Bacteria, Archaea, and Viruses

Prokaryote Cell Structures Prokaryote Reproduction and Gene Exchange Prokaryote Metabolism and Ecology Prokaryote Lineages Viruses

Ch.18 - Protista, Plantae, and Fungi

Protist Cells Protist Life Cycles Protist Lineages Land Plants Nonvascular Plants Seedless Vascular Plants Seed Plants Fungi Fungi Reproduction

Ch.19 - Animalia

Overview of Animals Porifera and Cnideria Lophotrochozoans Ecdysozoans Echinoderms Chordates Aminotes Primates and Homonids

Ch.20 - The Biosphere


Ch.21 - Growth of Populations

Population Ecology Hardy-Weinberg Model

Ch.22 - Animal Behavior

Animal Behavior

Ch.23 - Ecological Communities

Community Interactions Community Structure

Ch.24 - Ecosystems


Ch.25 - Global Change

Conservation Biology

Ch.26 - Internal Organization and Homeostasis

Animal Tissues Metabolism and Homeostasis Thermoregulation

Ch.27 - Nutrition and Digestion


Ch.28 - Circulation and Gas Exchange

Circulatory and Respiratory Anatomy Heart Physiology Gas Exchange

Ch.29 - Animal Hormones

Endocrine System Blood Sugar Homeostasis

Ch.30 - Nervous and Sensory Systems

Neurons and Action Potentials Central and Peripheral Nervous System Sensory System

Ch.31 - Skeletons, Muscles, and Movement

Musculoskeletal System

Ch.32 - The Immune System

Immune System Innate Immunity Adaptive Immunity

Ch.33 - Reproduction and Development

Animal Reproduction Developmental Biology Animal Development

Ch.34 - Plant Structure, Nutrition, and Transport

Roots and Shoots Tissues Water Potential Soil and Nutrients Nitrogen Fixation

Ch.35 Plant Growth and Reproduction

Growth Flowers Seeds Phototropism Tropisms and Hormones Plant Defenses